Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DrewBird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,093

    Updated Garbaruk cassette to address creaking issue (Shimano)

    I've been running a Garbaruk 11-48 11-speed cassette for Shimano for a while. It's a nice piece and very light, but has an issue with creaking developing over time. This is because the engagement with the freehub is fairly loose, particularly on the outboard side. The whole cassette can develop a bit of wobble under chain torque, and the lockring can't effectively counter this, particularly the soft aluminum lockring Garbaruk supplies with their cassette.

    I reached out to Garbaruk about this issue, and was surprised to get an answer offering an "updated" cassette that would fix it. The new cassette has changes to both inboard and outboard freehub engagements, both of which are now tighter.

    Old:
    Updated Garbaruk cassette to address creaking issue (Shimano)-img_6952.jpg

    New:
    Updated Garbaruk cassette to address creaking issue (Shimano)-img_6953.jpg

    They also added a thin steel washer to the lockring, which may help it not get chewed up by the knurled cassette:
    Updated Garbaruk cassette to address creaking issue (Shimano)-img_6954.jpg

    Just one ride on the new version and so far so good. We'll see how she hold up long term. i still prefer to use an all-steel lockring from an old SRAM cassette though!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    57
    I don't get how a cassette so expensive has more problems than the good old sunrace...

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LyNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    23,555
    That's what happens when you go chasing grams, make it like Shimano and have the splines run the entire length of the freehub and that wouldn't happen
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

Similar Threads

  1. Garbaruk Creaking?
    By Porch in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-12-2018, 08:57 AM
  2. Garbaruk cassette
    By doccoraje in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-17-2018, 06:35 PM
  3. Garbaruk Oval vs Race Face: Chain Line
    By Davide in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-17-2016, 11:13 PM
  4. Garbaruk Cassette Xtender
    By dledinger in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-14-2016, 04:09 PM
  5. Garbaruk SRAM derailleur cage
    By RS VR6 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-12-2015, 06:49 PM

Members who have read this thread: 89

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.